Wiesbaden High School

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Wiesbaden High School
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Location
Wiesbaden
,
Hesse

Germany
Coordinates50°04′30″N 8°16′02″E / 50.075086°N 8.267088°E / 50.075086; 8.267088Coordinates: 50°04′30″N 8°16′02″E / 50.075086°N 8.267088°E / 50.075086; 8.267088
Information
TypeDoDDS Secondary
Grades9–12
Color(s)Royal Blue and Gold
         
MascotWarrior

Wiesbaden High School is an American high school located in Wiesbaden, Germany and is a part of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, the 9th largest United States School System. While located in Wiesbaden Germany, the school follows a traditional U.S. curriculum and traditional U.S. school activities.

History[edit]

Wiesbaden High School was established in 1948 using a former German school building on Lahnstrasse. Before the school opened American high school students in Wiesbaden attended high school in Frankfurt. When opened in 1948 the school population was 56 students and 9 faculty members. In 1949–50, the school was named General H.H. Arnold High School after Henry H. Arnold General of the Army and General of the Air Force during and immediately after World War II. The Berlin Blockade (Berlin Airlift) which started in Wiesbaden [1] coincided with the opening of the school with many of the student's parents involved.

In January 1955 the school moved from Lahnstrasse to its present location on Texas Strasse just outside the city limits. Students from outlying communities lived in dormitories during the school week. Later students from Rhein Main Air Base and Darmstadt Military community were bused to the school until the closure of these military facilities. By the 1970s the school population was up to 1800. Moving forward to 1995, Frankfurt High School students were bussed to Wiesbaden when their school closed due to military drawdown.

In 2006 the school was officially renamed Wiesbaden High School though the historical name is still used due to the lack of notability. While originally an “Air Force” school it now services Army dependents. At present the school is home to approximately 494 students. The student population is a mixture of American civilian, military, and international students. From the original building in 1955 to today, the campus has changed incorporating several more buildings. Wiesbaden High School is the first 21st century school in DoDEA- Europe. The new school was completed in the Summer of 2017. The graduating class of 2018 was the first to graduate while in these new buildings.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sports activities include; Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling and Air Rifle Team. Other activities/programs include: Army JROTC, Drama, Technology Club, and Art Club.
Europeans Placement 2006-2007
Tennis Men's: Doubles 6th Place
Europeans Placement 2008–2009 [Division II]:
Cross Country Guys: DIVISION II Champions Cross Country Girls: DIVISION II 2nd Place Football: 2nd Place DIVISION II Volleyball: 3rd Place DIVISION II Girls Basketball: 3rd Place DIVISION II AJROTC: European Champions Wrestling: DIVISION II Champions Softball: Fourth Place DIVISION II Girls Soccer: 3rd Place DIVISION II. Division I. Defeated Stuttgart HS. Guys Soccer: 3rd PLACE DIVISION II
Europeans 2009–2010 [Division I]:
Football: First Place [Division I 2010-2011] [Division I 2013-2014]
Men's Track and Field [2012-2013]

Notable alumni[edit]

Numerous distinguished alumni were enrolled in the school. Among them are Priscilla Presley, Col (Astronaut) John E. Blaha, Commander of the space shuttle, Discovery; dancer Mayte Garcia, a.k.a. "Mrs. Prince," and Captain Jacob Dixon for whom a Memorial Scholarship was established. Each year the largest scholarship awarded by the area Community Spouses' Club is given in his memory. James Carroll, author, scholar. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former Foreign Minister of Thailand. Hedwig Diane Orlowski, Army nurse, one of only eight female soldiers killed in Vietnam.

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